Wednesday, December 20th 2006

BBC sharing via Azureus

BBC Worldwide has announced that it plans to release many of its programmes for free viewing via file sharing. Anyone living in the US and using Azureus’ Zudeo software will be able to download titles such as Little Britain, Doctor Who, Monty Python series and Red Dwarf. Zudeo is Azureus’ version of YouTube (Zudeo it offers high definition videos), although they are most famous for their controversial BitTorrent software. The BBC said this move is part of a drive to reach the largest audience possible.Source: BBC News
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7 Comments on BBC sharing via Azureus

#1

So we in the UK have to pay license fees, but people in the US can watch for free...
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Wile E
Power User
Sweet! Bring on the Flying Circus!
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Jimmy 2004
by: v-zero
So we in the UK have to pay license fees, but people in the US can watch for free...
That's what I was thinking, and series like Little Britain aren't even that old, so they're not just getting the stuff that no one in the UK wants to see anymore. The BBC even kicks up a fuss when people at work watch the world cup via broadband in an office without a TV license, but gives it away to everyone else.
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#4
Mad-Matt
If they are giving away free high def versions of series. wont that also pretty much kill their overpriced dvd version sales ?
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#5
Homeless
The only show I watch from the UK is topgear :|
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#6
jocksteeluk
by: v-zero
So we in the UK have to pay license fees, but people in the US can watch for free...
DONT WORRY, some government official will look into this, if they think the uk licence payers will subsidise its world wide plans the govenors of the bbc have another thing comming
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Red Dwarf and Monty Python FTW!

-The Eagle
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